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Big City Vehicles - Cars and Trucks for Kids

Big City Vehicles - Cars and Trucks for Kids

Spring 2016 Mobile Apps
Ages: 1 - 5 yrs.
Developer: The Melody Book
Download Price: $2.99
Platform: iPad

Big City Vehicles: Cars and Trucks is a colorful appealing app that teaches children about transportation. There are over twenty-five city vehicles including, but not limited to, police cars, fire trucks, garbage trucks, taxis, and bulldozers! Children ages 1-5 can even explore the underground subway or take to the skies to learn about hot air balloons, helicopters, and airplanes.

In addition to learning the names and functions of vehicles, children, via the fun animal characters, are shown the importance of helping others. There are nine vehicle-related tasks: children can mix cement and construct a ramp, help put out a fire, put trash in the trash truck, help the paramedics, use the bulldozer to shovel rocks, deliver mail and packages, help the electric company workers with their tools, sort fruits and veggies at the tractor, and sort cookies at the cookie truck. Playing the mini-games also practices sorting while honing hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The app has solid long-term play and learning values, because there is so much to do in the town. This app will stay parked on our iPad.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

Look for this product at:
The Melody Book
Available on iTunes

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